Six great places to watch live sports in England

Fresh pints, large HD screens and great food - just a few of the things that enhance any live sporting experience. If you're unable to attend an event in person, there's still a way to enjoy the atmosphere and excitement of the big game - grab a seat at one of these top places to watch live sports in the UK.



Café Football


Cafe at the Hotel Football in Manchester

Café Football has fast become one of the go-to destinations in Manchester to watch all the latest sporting action. Situated on the ground floor of Hotel Football, this sports bar is a meeting hub for Mancunian sports fanatics. With a fun atmosphere, you can enjoy a cheeky burger while cheering on your team.

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Sharkey’s Sports Bar


Sharkey’s Sports Bar isn’t your conventional night out; discover a cosy sports den, decked out with pool tables, dart boards, comfortable lounge chairs and plenty of big screen TVs. Order some dishes from the bar and grill, then settle in for the night and get ready to shout and cheer on your team.

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Shearer's Bar


Soak up the atmosphere of the legendary St James’ Park, home to Newcastle United, at Shearer's Bar, named after the iconic Magpie striker. Enter to find a modern interior, comfortable seating and plenty of TVs. There is an extensive menu of food and drinks including cocktails to enjoy whilst watching the latest sporting action.

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The Cambridge Brew House


Surrounded by the historic architecture of the University of Cambridge, the Brew House boasts its own on-site micro-brewery, allowing you to enjoy live sporting action with a true taste of Cambridge. Combined with a highly rated food menu (their pie selection is a real winner), it’s easy to see why the Brew House is quickly becoming a local favourite.

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The Bat and Ball

Stratford, London

Already a firm favourite in East London, Stratford’s The Bat and Ball is quickly growing in popularity with sports fans of all kinds, thanks to its amazing atmosphere and mix of pre or post-match entertainments including pool and table tennis. Whether you’re looking to catch the game with a pizza and drinks, or looking to book into a private karaoke room, The Bat and Ball has a little bit of everything to offer.

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The Common Room


Sheffield is steeped in sporting history and the city is still a hotspot of atmosphere and excitement whenever there’s a big game on. The Common Room can be found in the heart of the city, and with more than 50 TV screens across two floors, it’s one of the liveliest bars in town when a major event is on.

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10 May 2024(last updated)

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